We found 9 colon and rectal surgeons who accept MyBlue Silver 1604 near Weston, FL.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eric Weiss is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Weston, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. Dr. Weiss attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Weiss is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiss accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weiss include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Steven Wexner is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Wexner average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wexner include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and female incontinence. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wexner is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wexner include: Executive Health: Top Docs, South Florida CEO Business; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Clinical interests: Female Incontinence, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Juan Nogueras, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nogueras include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Nogueras is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nogueras include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and South Florida's Most Highly Regarded Physicians, Miami Metro magazine, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fabio Potenti is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Potenti attended medical school at the University of Florence Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Potenti takes. Dr. Potenti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. Dr. Potenti is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Lester Rosen's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Rosen speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rosen trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen honors. He has received the following distinctions: Rectal Surgery 1996 - Robert Beart MD Inaugural Award and Best Doctors "Northeast" - South Florida.

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Clinical interests: Female Incontinence, Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dana Sands specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Weston, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sands's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sands attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Fecal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Giovanna Da Silva Southwick works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Da Silva Southwick completed her residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Maimonides Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Da Silva Southwick include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Da Silva Southwick accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Portuguese. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Wolf is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Weston, FL. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Wolf attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Wolf is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andrea Petrucci works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Petrucci accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Colon & Rectal Surgery?

Colon and rectal surgery is the medical specialty that deals with diseases and disorders of the lower intestinal tract, colon, rectum, and anus. The specialty was previously known as proctology, and some physicians who specifically treat diseases of the rectum and anus may still call themselves proctologists; but in general that term is not currently used. While colon and rectal surgery is related to gastroenterology, only colon and rectal surgeons can provide surgical care.

Colon and rectal surgeons can offer routine screenings for common health conditions affecting the colon and rectum. They have also undergone advanced surgical training, and they are able to treat conditions affecting the lower intestinal tract with surgery when needed.

Some conditions that a colon and rectal surgeon might treat include:
  • Serious and chronic constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures, or tears in the skin around the anus
  • Anal abscesses and fistulae
  • Anal incontinence
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Colon and rectal cancer

Colon and rectal surgeons perform various procedures to keep patients healthy, such as colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies. These tests use long, flexible tubes to examine the lining of the colon in case of pain or bleeding, or to look for signs of cancer or polyps. If a patient’s intestines are severely diseased and not working well, a colon and rectal surgeon may perform an ostomy, where the healthy part of the intestines are connected to a tube or pouch on the outside of the body. Colorectal surgeons may also remove hemorrhoids, perform laparoscopic surgery on a tumor, or even offer genetic counseling to patients with a family history of colorectal cancers.

Colon and rectal conditions can be some of the most uncomfortable problems to endure. Even if your intestinal problem is severe, colon and rectal surgeons can help you lead a long, healthy, and more enjoyable life.